Fairfax County, Virginia


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Ben Boxer,
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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

County, ARTSFAIRFAX Taking Creative Aging Partnership to the Next Level

July 31, 2019

Fairfax County Senior Centers and ARTSFAIRFAX arepreparing to launch anArtist Residency program that will offer more in depth creative aging opportunities for Fairfax County's 50+ community. The newprogram is an off-shoot program from the annual Creative Aging Festival which celebrates the…

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation ... And Neither Do We!

May 16, 2019

More than 56,000 residents in Fairfax County experience food insecurity, not having access to nutritious food on any given day.

* Data from Feeding America

Each year, when the academic year ends and kids no longer receive school meals, local food pantries struggle to keep the shelves stocked as individuals andfamilies in need search for even…

Register Your Child Today for a Summer Experience Like No Other

May 6, 2019

In homes across the county, children and teens are preparing for finals, SOLs, prom, graduation and more! Yes, summer is coming, and it will be here before you know it!

Parents: Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged while school is out of session?


Fund Your Mission: Fairfax County Offers Workshop for Grant Writing Success

April 24, 2019

For many nonprofits the ability to author a winning grant proposal is a skill of paramount importance. Do you know what funders are looking for in a winning proposal? Can you craft a compelling and captivating story that illustrates the value and impact your services and/or programs provide? Are you aware of the common mistakes that sink grant proposals?

In an effort to answer…

Fairfax County Recognized for Senior Center Inclusion Services

April 10, 2019

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and program partner, ServiceSource, Inc., received Honorable Mention from the 2019 Commonwealth Council on Aging's Best Practices Awards Selection Committee in recognition of their transformative Senior Center Inclusion Services. These services provide needed supports to…

Registration Open for 2019 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps

March 27, 2019

Summertime calls for friends, fun and...SUMMER CAMP!

Therapeutic Recreation Services offers a variety of affordable summer camp experiences for individuals(ages 2to 22)with developmental, intellectual, physical, emotional and learning disabilities to enjoy a variety of special events, games, activities, sports, field trips, musical activities and much more!

Spring Break Recreation Programs Keep Kids/Teens Engaged and Active!

February 26, 2019

Spring Break is just around the corner - and it'll be here before you know it! Make your plans today for your kids and teens to have a fun and fulfilling experience this spring.

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and ...

Neighborhood Book Exchange Program Aims to Promote Community Literacy

February 15, 2019

Have you ever gotten lost in the pages of a good book? Has your imagination taken flight? Have you learned something new or have you developed a new interest through reading?

Today, community centers across Fairfax County are providingreaders of all ages with a way to find access to and share books among their neighbors to inspire a love of reading and to reap the long-term…

Fight Hunger. Feed Hope. Stuff the Bus!

January 16, 2019

The buses are fueled and ready to roll as the county’s post-holiday food drive—Stuff the Bus—hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.

From Martin Luther King weekend through Presidents Day, Stuff the Bus will visit several local grocery stores to collect donated food and household items that will be delivered to community-based non-profit food pantries…

RECQuest, Teens in Action Programs Keep Kids Engaged Over Winter Break

November 20, 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools will soon settle down for their "long winter's nap," but that doesn't meanFairfax kids and teens havenothing to do!

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Teens…